Nuclear Energy is the energy in the core of an atom. Where an atom is a tiny particle that constitutes every matter in the universe. Normally, the mass of an atom is concentrated at the centre of the nucleus. Neutrons and Protons are the two subatomic particles that comprehend the nucleus. There exist a massive amount of energy in bonds that bind atoms together.
Advantages of nuclear energy
The advantages of nuclear energy are:
- A large amount of energy is produced per unit mass.
- It does not produce smoke. It is a clean energy.
- Fission of one atom of uranium produces 10 million times the energy released by burning of one atom of carbon.
- Fusion of four hydrogen atoms produces a huge amount of energy approximately equal to 27 MeV.